Roxanne's Favorite Books

Actually, I love all the books. But here are some I think most people will like.

  • Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
  • River Horse, William Least-Heat-Moon
  • Possession, A. S. Byatt
  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, Richard Feynmann
  • Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
  • Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • Sex With Strangers, play by Laura Eason
  • The Weir, a play by Connor McPherson
  • The Essays of E. B. White
  • Love in a Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • In Praise of the Stepmother, Mario Vargas LLosa
  • Empire Falls, Richard Russo

 

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Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385319959
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Published: Delta - August 10th, 1998

This book has everything -- love, history, time travel, witches, war. 


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River-Horse: Across America by Boat Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140298604
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Published: Penguin Books - April 1st, 2001

A retrace of Lewis & Clarke's historic trip in modern days.


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Possession (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679735908
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 1991

Possession is a novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. Revolving around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets, Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion and ideas.


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Middlesex: A Novel Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780312427733
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Published: Picador - June 5th, 2007

Oprah choose it for her bookclub. It's a great book. 


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The Remains of the Day (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679731726
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 1990

A profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading insular world in postwar England. 


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The English Patient (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679745204
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Published: Vintage - November 30th, 1993

As it traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of WWII, Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel introduces readers to some of the most fully realized characters in any recent work of fiction. A disturbing and mesmerizing look at loss, danger, and redemption.


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Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679781585
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 1999

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller in hardcover, this brilliant debut novel offers, with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism, the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. It's a terrifc look at another culture and a touching story of love long delayed.


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The Secret Life of Bees Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780142001745
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003

The intoxicating debut novel of one motherless daughter's discovery of the strange and wondrous places we find love. A bestseller in hardcover, Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing work is set in South Carolina in 1964. A terrific read with an electrifying revelation at the end.


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Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

It took me quite a while to figure out why this story opened with a suicide of a 65-year-old man and his wife. People in South America see the world differently than we do in North America. Worth knowing what's different and what's not.


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In Praise of the Stepmother: A Novel Cover Image
By Mario Vargas Llosa, Helen Lane (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780312421304
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Published: Picador - November 1st, 2002

With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. A shocking book.


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Essays of E. B. White Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060932237
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - December 12th, 2006

E. B. White is without peer in this form. If you've never read an essay, start here. I'll let you know where to go next, as essays are my favorite thing to read.


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Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375726408
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Published: Vintage - April 12th, 2002

In this droll, unsentimental, and occasionally hilarious bestselling novel, Russo tells the story of a big-hearted man who becomes the unlikely hero of a small town with a glorious past but a dubious future.